She received her bachelor of science in 1931 from Columbia University and earned a Doctorate in Education from Columbia University in 1952. In 1950, Hixson was recruited to Tuscaloosa to create a new baccalaureate nursing program at the University of Alabama. In 1967 the School of Nursing was moved from Tuscaloosa to the Birmingham Medical District.
|Dean of the UAB School of Nursing
- (August 25, 1950) "Alabama starts nursing school in September; Hixson to be dean" The Birmingham News
- Florence A. Hixson at Findagrave.com